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Sheffield librarian receives national honour

Anne Frost Canva

15 December 2017 One of Sheffield City Council’s librarians has won a national award in BookTrust’s 25th Anniversary Awards. Early years librarian, Anne Frost, was given the Bookstart Coordinator Award for her work to encourage families to read with very young children, especially in deprived areas. Anne has worked for the council’s library service for the past 30 years and ...

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New plan to prevent people from becoming homeless

Homeless strategy

14 December 2017 A five year strategy to minimise homelessness in Sheffield was agreed by Sheffield City Council’s cabinet on Wednesday, 13 December. Between 2010 and 2016, Sheffield has seen a 60% reduction in the number of people that are homeless and have the greatest need of rehousing by the council, compared to a national increase of more than 30%. ...

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Big businesses join campaign to tackle begging and help the homeless

McDonalds, John Lewis and Virgin Money are all getting behind the Help Us Help campaign

24 November 2017 John Lewis, Virgin Money and McDonalds have joined a local campaign to help vulnerable people on the street, supported by twenty different organisations. As part of the Help Us Help Christmas campaign, staff from the organisations will be at the Christmas market in the city centre giving information about how the public can help for the best. ...

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Book in for visit at Sheffield’s newest library

The Woodseats library is on the ground floor of the brand new Woodseats Medical Centre and Library building

30 August 2017 A new library opens in Sheffield on Monday, 4 September, with more than 11,000 new books. It is in Woodseats, on Chesterfield Road, and is the city’s first new library in seven years. The library is part of a new building which includes the Woodseats Medical Practice. It’s on the site of the old library branch which ...

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New housing support means more contact in people’s homes

Neighbourhood officers have been talking to tenants about how Housing Plus works

21 August 2017 More than 5,000 home visits have been carried out in the first nine months of a new housing service which aims to better support council housing tenants. Housing Plus was introduced by Sheffield City Council’s Housing and Neighbourhoods Service in October 2016. It aims to deliver services more locally, help link tenants to other support services and ...

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‘Summerfest’ runs for the first time in Parson Cross

Previous fun days at Parson Cross have gone down well with the local community

18 August 2017 Teenagers, asking for ‘cool stuff’ to do in the summer holiday, are the reason behind a pop-up cinema evening next Thursday in Parson Cross, held as part of the area’s first ever ‘Summerfest’. The new festival takes place on Friday, 25 August at Chaucer School and The Learning Zone, with music, games and activities including clay making, ...

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Extra social care funding: Council aims to increase carer pay

Albert, from Manor Top, and his carer Sarah

19 July 2017 Extra funding for adult social care in Sheffield will be used to increase investment in frontline care services. A key aim is to increase the amount carers are paid, as well as stabilise the local social care market. Plans are being set out by Sheffield City Council, which was awarded an extra £24 million over three years ...

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Stronger Together Vigil in Sheffield this Friday

Barkers Pool

22 June 2017 A vigil is being held in Sheffield for the victims of the Finsbury Park Mosque attack, Grenfell Tower tragedy and the London and Manchester attacks. It takes place at 6:30pm on Friday 23 June at Barker’s Pool in the city centre and has been organised by community leaders, working with the council. Shahida Siddique, Chief Executive of ...

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Extra information about cladding in council tower blocks

19.06.2017 The below statement was provided to Radio Sheffield to give extra information about cladding in council tower blocks and the Callow Mount estate: Cabinet member for housing Councillor Jayne Dunn said: “What happened at Grenfell Tower was an absolute tragedy and our hearts go out to those affected. The details of what caused this terrible tragedy are still unknown. ...

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On a dodgy date or feeling unsafe on a night out? Just Ask For Angela

Ask For Angela posters are up in venues across Sheffield

19 May 2017 We’ve all been there. Meeting someone for a first date and not sure how it will work out… But what happens if things take a turn for the worse and you start feeling uncomfortable or even unsafe? Ask For Angela is a new safety campaign starting in pubs, clubs and bars in Sheffield, which supports safe dating ...

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21 places to go on a first date in Sheffield

TWITTER - 21 places to go on a first date in Sheffield

19 May 2017 Revolución de Cuba Pop World Tiger Works All Bar One SHU Hubs Octogan Bar One Coffee Revolution Foundry Interval Bar Frog and Parrot Old House Common Room Riverside Forum CHAMPS The Howard The York Corporation Bankers Draft The Leadmill These pubs, clubs and bars are all taking part in the Ask For Angela bar safety campaign, which ...

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Next steps for Gleadless Valley Regeneration Plans

Gleadless Valley was built in the 1950s and 60s, and was once hailed for its design and quality

 12 May 2017 It’s one of Sheffield’s most iconic housing estates. And now, work on revamping the Gleadless Valley for current and future residents has begun, with a public consultation set to take place in the autumn. Janet Sharpe, Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods Service at Sheffield City Council, said: “We’ve won extra money from Government to develop a masterplan ...

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